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April 23, 2014

Anna L. Messer

December 25, 1930 - April 21, 2014

PLATTSBURGH — Anna L. Messer, 83, of Plattsburgh, died on April 21, 2014. Anna was born in Hazard, Ky., Dec. 25, 1930, the daughter of the late Johnny and Peggy.

Anna received her Bachelors Degree from Berea College, Kentucky, her Masters Degree from the University of Tennessee and her Ph. D. from Purdue University. Anna's teaching career included several schools and universities, but most notably her work as Professor at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh campus, from 1963 to her retirement in 1992. She was active in several public service organizations for womens rights, including Planned Parenthood of Clinton County, where she was a past board member.

She is predeceased by her sisters, Marie Scrivner of Northport, Ala., Willa Mae Lewis of Xenia, Ohio, Gertrude Amburgey of Sugar Grove, Ohio and Dorothy Abraham of Centerville, Ohio.

She is survived by sisters, Lois Scrivner of Cottondale, Ala., Nora Ledford of Huber Heights, Ohio and Lavada Perrill of Dayton, Ohio, and her cat, Osiris.

At Anna's request there will be no public calling hours or services. Memorial contributions in Anna's name may be made to the Adirondack Humane Society, 134 Idaho Ave., Plattsburgh, NY, 12903.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY, 12901 (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com

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